I have read the above content, and all I am looking for are realistic answers.
I was given an OTH for going AWOL, RE-4, etc, etc. I will spare you the specifics and get right on with what I need to know.
There are other errors, but these are the two biggies:
My charge sheet lists me as being absent without leave on a date that I was actually on an authorized leave. All other documents reflect this.
I was listed as being a deserter, and my information was given to the Deserter Information Point on a date before my duty status was changed from absent without leave to DFR/Deserter.
Isn't charging me with being absent without leave when I wasn't illegal?
Isn't listing me as a deserter before my status duty change illegal?
If not illegal, then at least, improper?
Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks.
And I will spare you my judgment, as well as sparing my account here a slap on the wrist for telling you what I really think.
TI is right: call JAG. Did you not notice these discrepancies when you had your Article 32 hearing? Why did your assigned representation not notice them? Are the dates just wrong on your 214 and you're completely innocent, or are you looking for a military mistake that will absolve you of your crime (and yes, it is a crime)?
If you decided to go AWOL, why not be a man and accept the consequences of your actions, regardless of whether or not the dates are correct?
See, my friend, and I do not mean this to in any way be condescending...
That's what a real man does: he learns from his mistakes. He accepts responsibility for his decisions, he learns a better way for next time, and he admits that he royally screwed up. He never looks to excuse his actions. He slaps himself upside the head long before anyone else needs to do it for him.
You cannot regain all of your integrity and honor. That's a fact of what you did. But you CAN regain most of it by showing the world that you take responsibility, you learned and grew from from your bad decisions, and you'll use yourself to help others not make the same mistakes.
As an Infantry soldier that did my duty, I am pizzed at what you did. However, I am also a flawed human being, just like you, imperfect and with my own flaws and bad decisions and skeletons in the closet. Because of that, I cannot judge you. I WILL not judge you. But I will admonish you to make yourself better by allowing unbridled truth and honesty to be your moniker from this day forward.
And I will further wish you all the best.